Charm and history meet modern multiculturalism in Markham. This unique city, located north and east of Toronto, has expanded rapidly in recent years as locals clamor to live close to the quaint villages of Main Street Unionville and Main Street Markham, while still enjoying the area’s world-class modern amenities such as shopping, diverse dining, and exciting attractions.
As the largest Chinese indoor mall in North America with more than 535 stores, Pacific Mall is a major attraction where locals line up early for all-you-can-eat hot pot and post pictures of their cotton-candy topped soft-serve at Dolce 21.
After getting your fill of K-Beauty favorites and kitschy snacks, go back in time to Main Street Unionville. This 200-year-old village features historic buildings, old mills, churches, and must-see stores and cafes. Shop local –– really, really local, at Main Street Markham’s Farmers’ Market, open from May until the end of September. Enjoy fresh bread, cheese, and produce, or treat yourself to a local craft or piece of art.
If the kids are tired of window shopping, let them blow off steam at Joyride 150, a 100,000 square-foot indoor bike park with rentable bikes and gear. Finish the night off at Peter’s Fine Dining, a rat-pack worthy old-school steak house complete with martinis, salads made tableside, Chateaubriand, and Crêpes Suzette flambéed in front of your eyes.